Grant Helps Phillipsburg (NJ) Buy Fire Equipment

The breathing equipment used by the Phillipsburg Fire Department was purchased more than 20 years ago, officials say.

The department will buy new equipment with a $447,540 grant from the Department of Homeland Security.

Mayor Harry Wyant Jr. said that the grant, combined with $60,000 set aside in the town’s budget, will purchase 54 new air packs and 54 additional air tanks and other accessories.

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